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Exhibition Label: 'In Print' (11/2/2014 - 8/6/2014) - highlights of the print collection

Advertisement, An Exhibition of Handcock’s Carriage for
Travelling Without Horses, Printed by Grosvenor and Hall,
Oxford, 19th Century, Inv. 13203

Steam carriages were quicker, more stable, more
economical, and caused less damage to roads than horsedrawn
carriages. Between 1831 and 1840 Walter Hancock
built ten steam carriages to provide intercity passenger
services by road. Hancock introduced ‘the Infant’ in 1831,
travelling between Stratford and London, and in 1833 a
service called ‘the Autopsy’, running between Finsbury
Square and Pentonville.

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